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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Revolution Baby Blanket on: April 28, 2008 04:02:21 PM
I just finished a baby blanket for new nephew, who will be here in June. My sister just received it at her baby shower this weekend and I think she really liked it.

Pattern: Revolution by Woolly Thoughts
Yarn: 8 skeins of Filatura Zara
Needles: Size 4

I'm not sure I'll take on another blanket on size 4 needles, but I'm happy with this despite now that it's done.

More details and pattern link on the blog-thanks for looking!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Rose Red Beret on: April 01, 2008 08:36:07 AM
Well, mine is a Poppy Beret, but it's based on the new Rose Red Pattern from Ysolda (link: http://ysolda.com/wordpress/2008/03/24/rose-red/ ).

Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport, purchased 20% off from Sonny & Shear (I love them!)
Needles: Size 4 DPNs and 16" circulars
Modifications: None, really. Used a sport weight instead of a DK yarn and made the Large size instead of the Medium to compensate for gauge.

This pattern is super fun to knit and wonderfully written. More info on the blog. Thanks for looking!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Oh, Herringbone... on: March 06, 2008 08:47:24 AM
I love you.

Pattern: Herringbone Mittens - free pattern from Elliphantom
Needles: Size 4 and 6 DPNs
Yarn: Paton's Classic Wool Merino
Modifications: original pattern had pompoms, but I didn't think the recipient would be into them.

I cannot recommend this pattern highly enough- it is SO much fun to knit and I think it makes a really well-shaped mitten.

More on the blog.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Cabled Bag on: December 31, 2007 09:15:49 AM
I started this cabled bag forever ago, but I had to wait until I was with my Mom for the holidays to finish it. She sewed in the lining for me and helped me figure out the best way to attach the handles. I'm really happy with how it turned out!

Pattern: Free pattern-woot! Find it here: http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=98&d_id=54&lang=en
Yarn: 2 skeins of Patons Chunky Shetland Tweeds
Needles: Size 10 Knitpicks Options
For: Me!

More pics and stuff on the blog.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitting for an Indie Boy on: December 17, 2007 01:25:43 PM
I'm knitting away on my Christmas presents and just finished another quick knit: handwarmers for Kris, my favorite indie cutie.

Pattern: Symmetrical Braided Gauntlets (free pattern here: http://knittyknottypatterns.blogspot.com/2007/04/symmetrical-braided-gauntlets.html
Yarn: Filatura di Crosa - Wave (only one skein!)
Needles: Size 7 DPNs
Modifications: Cast on 39 stitches instead of 35 to compensate for gauge difference

Action shot:

As always, more on the blog...Thanks for looking and happy holiday knitting!
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Quick Gift for a Guy on: December 10, 2007 11:12:58 AM
I made Koolhaas for my Dad for Christmas and just love love love it! It feels luxurious, but it's economical (takes less than a skein of malabrigo-quite a bit left over). It's a simple project, but the stitch pattern is different so it keeps you engaged. I often struggle with presents for the men in my family, so I was thrilled to find this little gem.

Pattern: Koolhaas from Interweave Knits Holiday 2007, by Jared Flood aka brooklyntweed
Yarn: Malabrigo worsted
Needles: 16" circulars, size 6 for ribbing and 8 for the rest
Modifications: None! Made the larger size.

I go on and on in the blog, if anyone's interested.
Thanks for looking!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Who loves daisies? on: November 13, 2007 06:40:56 PM
I do! I broke my own no-pastels-for-babies rule because I could not resist the call of the daisy.

Yarn: Cotton-Ease in Berry (1 skein makes the whole set), plus scraps of white and lime
Pattern: Upside down daisy hat from Itty Bitty Hats and the ever-popular Saartje's Bootees

8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Juliet & Stick-legged Girl on: November 05, 2007 07:19:37 PM
Hey, everyone-
I was able to built up some confidence after my last post on Craftster and decided to go ahead and start a blog. Juliet is officially my first post and my foray into blogland. If you get a chance, I would love for anyone to stop by the blog and tell me what you think (I have no idea what I'm doing and would love any thoughts or advice). Thanks!

Onto the knitting...

Pattern: The ever-popular Juliet from the girls at Zephyr Style
Yarn: 5 balls of RYC Soft Tweed by Rowan in Kingfisher
Needles: 10 1/2 Knitpicks Options

I sort of can't believe I'm saying this, but more details on the blog!

9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Modified Coachella on: October 08, 2007 01:39:02 PM
So after several false starts and bad ideas on my part, I finally finished my modified Coachella. First, I modified it into a halter just because that's my preference. However, the modification made the back part roll like crazy, so I did a crab stitch crochet all around the back "circle" to reinforce the fabric and stop the rolling. Worked perfectly. Second, I changed the bottom because it was just too tight around my hips. I did seed stitch and put a little split in the sides to make it fall in a more flattering way (and less of a make-me-look-like-a-sausage kind of way).

I didn't feel justified doing a separate post for my clapotis, since everyone in the universe has done one and I don't have much to add, but I just love my bamboo one!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Felted MacBook Case on: September 27, 2007 04:28:48 PM
My husband just got a new 13" MacBook and for once, he actually asked me to knit something (albiet with somewhat boring specifications of black and white only). I basically made up an extremely simple pattern by felting a swatch and then trying to do math to figure out exactly how big to make the piece so it would felt just so. If I made it again, I would make the flap a tad longer.

Open to see the badly sewn Velcro used to close it up:

Oh, yes- I used this site to make an intarsia chart from the apple logo:

Thanks for looking!
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